God Bless America: The Origins of Over 1,500 Patriotic Words and Phrases

God Bless America: The Origins of Over 1,500 Patriotic Words and Phrases

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Paperback, W W Norton & Co Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9781620875971, ISBN10 1620875977
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GOD BLESS AMERICA [9781620875971]

The Queen s English has no place across the pond, where a long history of defiance, creativity, and originality has made its way into the everyday vocabulary of Americans coast-to-coast. God Bless Americais an informative and entertaining guide to the meaning and history beneath our uniquely American words and phrases. Robert Hendrickson makes it clear that whether you re ordering fried chicken or heading out to see a movie, you are celebrating contributions to the English language made by Americans, both famous and forgotten. With extensive research and a passion for language, Hendrickson furthers our understanding of the familiar and introduces us to the more obscure artifacts of American speech.God Bless Americaprovides the definitions and background for many uniquely American phrases and terms, such as: Bald eagle Boston baked beans Five-and-ten Give em hell Lazy Susan Sho nuff Yankee Doodle And more A dictionary packed full of historical accounts, etymological peculiarities, and imaginative spirit, God Bless Americarepresents not only the American language but also the American people. This book provides an undeniable resource for travelers, patriots, and Anglophiles from all walks of life.

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Number of Pages: 564
Original Languages: English
Author: Hendrickson, Robert
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
ISBN-13: 9781620875971
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.25 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 1620875977
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